Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Sky Watch - Stormy March

Two nights ago we had a big storm pass overhead. The worst of it skirted to our NE, though a rotating cloud passed just outside our backyard.

These were taken in the aftermath, looking to the east where the angry wrath looked beautiful from a distance.




































As always the sunshine returns with the promise of clear skies on tomorrow's horizon...


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14 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful sky pictures, Lori.. I especially like that last one.

Hugs,
Betsy

Mrs. Salty said...

I usually don’t see clouds this vast, dramatic photos!

Guy D said...

All are great shots but I must say the last one is my favourite. And wow do I love your header photo. brilliant!

Have a great weekend!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

J Bar said...

Great series of shots. I like how you saved that one where the sun was breaking through for last.

Louise said...

It IS beautiful. It's hard to imagine sometimes the fury that can be packed into such soft-looking beauty!

Babooshka said...

All so lovely but the last one is a heavenly image.

Amy said...

Those fluffy white clouds look good enough to eat!

Will said...

Great photos! They just look so threatening! Very dramatic scene.

SandyCarlson said...

That is a stunningly beautiful storm!

srp said...

In Oklahoma, the rotating clouds were the most frightening when they were associated with a strangely green color to the clouds. Usually the sirens were going off at this point.

Nyssa told me that the tornados in Oklahoma and Texas and in other parts of the midwest are different than those in the deep south. She said the ones in Mississippi were "wet" or associated with fronts having so much rain with them that you can't see the tornado until it is right on you. In Oklahoma, it is often the tornado first and then the rain.

Glad you were safe... I hope you aren't having any of this flooding in your area.

Tricia said...

Beautiful, indeed! These are some great captures!!!

BirdingMaine said...

Awesome sky photos! Love the cloud formations.

My Skywatch:
Full Moon Sunset

fishing guy said...

Lori: What a neat look at a full cloud sky. It is certainly very powerful.

Arija said...

Absolutely stunning storm clouds, I would love to have them here.